Root Beer Baked Beans
Thick and hearty baked beans flavored with root beer, bacon, barbecue sauce, and ground beef.
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 4 bacon slices
- 1 cup diced onion
- 3 (16-ounce) cans pork and beans, undrained
- 3/4 cup root beer
- 1/2 cup hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
Brown ground beef in a skillet, breaking it into small pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain and set aside.
Wipe skillet clean and cook bacon until crisp. Set bacon aside and crumble when cool.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat. Saute onion in bacon fat until soft, about 5 minutes.
Mix together all ingredients including crumbled bacon and place in baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 1 hour 15 minutes.